Normal-ish. That’s the vision of campus life that Babson is striving toward for fall 2021.
To reach that goal, all students are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19, and faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to get their vaccine as well.
Additionally, to reduce the risk of breakthrough cases on our campuses, COVID-19 testing and indoor masking are required for all community members returning to in-person activities.
Our objective is to start safe and stay safe throughout the semester. In addition to vaccination, testing and masking, the continuation of key health and safety practices—including rigorous cleaning and disinfecting protocols, enhanced ventilation and air filtration indoors—and the ability to rapidly pivot according to the latest public-health data, will help us succeed. It will take all of us, working together as One Babson.
Decision-making remains data-driven, and we will continue to evaluate and evolve current policies based on community vaccination rates, federal, state and local public health guidance, and the input of our external consultant, Environmental Health and Engineering (EHE).
We will continue to provide updates as decisions are made, and are excited to have you back at Babson this fall.